New Exhibit at RZIM’s Art Gallery Explores Refugee Crisis

Posted by Jill Carattini, on February 8, 2018
Topic: Events

Out Of The Depths: An Exhibition Exploring The Complex Nature Of The Migrant Crisis

Exhibit open January 15–March 15, 2018 | Gallery Reception and Artist Talk: February 24, 2-4 pm EST

 Still Point art gallery is excited to announce its latest exhibition, Out of the Depths, open to the public from January 15 to March 15. Out of the Depths is a collaborative traveling art exhibition that investigates the current migrant crisis from the perspective of a Lebanese street photographer (Fadi BouKaram, Beirut, Lebanon) and an American painter (Joe Cory, Birmingham, Alabama).

In the exhibit, powerful images of the Middle East are juxtaposed with paintings based on filtered information mediated by American news sources. Motifs of water and navigational symbols further pervade the imagery, as viewers confront themes of proximity and distance along with complex images of humanity and assumptions of what it means to be living as a refugee. The exhibition is curated by Matt Schneider (Birmingham, Alabama).

On February 24, 2–4 pm EST, Still Point will host a public reception for Out of the Depths with artist Joe Cory and curator Matt Schneider. The event will be catered by Refuge Coffee Co., a 501c3 non-profit business that exists to serve the resettled refugee community Clarkston, Georgia, through coffee-related job creation, job training, social networking, and commerce. RZIM’s Wellspring International will be present to represent its work with international refugees and Clarkston Community Center will be present to speak about their work with refugees locally.

A full-color catalog with artists statements accompanies the exhibition. Admission is free, but registration is recommended. RSVP on stillpointarts.org.

Out of the Depths is also open by appointment by emailing director Jill Carattini at [email protected]. Group tours welcome.

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Still Point art gallery is a vibrant, non-profit, formal art gallery in North Atlanta within the headquarters of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, supporting local and international artists. Click here to learn more about the gallery>>